1916 Boreas

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1916 Boreas
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Sylvain Julien Victor Arend
Discovery site Royal Observatory of Belgium
Discovery date September 01, 1953
Designations
MPC designation 1916
1953 RA
Minor planet category Amor asteroid
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 3.2942 AU
Perihelion 1.252 AU
2.27312 AU
Eccentricity 0.44921
1251.79 d(3.43 y)
51.552°
Inclination 12.877°
340.745°
335.802°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 3.5 km
3.49 h
14.648

1916 Boreas (1953 RA) is an Amor asteroid discovered on September 1, 1953 by Sylvain Julien Victor Arend at the Royal Observatory of Belgium.[1] This asteroid was observed for 2 months and then with time became a lost asteroid. The asteroid was recovered in 1974 by Richard Eugene McCrosky, G. Schwartz and JH Bulger based on a predicted position by Brian G. Marsden.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (1)-(5000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  2. ^ "(1916) Boreas". AstDyS. University of Pisa. Retrieved December 20, 2008. 
  3. ^ Brian G. Marsden (October 24, 1974). "International Astronomical Union Circular 2710". Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 

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